The Ecosystem Approach - protecting marine life in all its forms

Publication - May 21, 2008
The ecosystem approach is vital if we are to ensure the health of our oceans for future generations.

The world's oceans, once thought to contain inexhaustible resources, are under increasing threat. In recent years, scientific study after scientific study has pointed to the fact that human activities and fishing in particular have been putting extreme pressure on marine ecosystems to the point that profound ecosystem changes are being experienced in many parts of the world.